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Habits that can be harmful to your window tints

Owning a vehicle is already an investment itself. And when you are a car owner, it is just right that you would want nothing but the best for your vehicle. Investing in the things that can make your vehicle’s life span longer is probably on top of your list. If that’s the case, having your windows tinted is probably one of the best investments you can ever give to your auto.

Window tints offer many advantages that are beneficial not only for your car but for you as well. The primary purpose of window tints is to provide an additional layer of protection and comfort to your car. However, these purposes would never be fully met if you do not know how to care for your tinted windows.

Tinted windows do not require over-the-top maintenance, but they need a little additional care. And although windows tints indeed have a certain lifespan, knowing how to take care of and maintain them properly can help ensure that they will last longer and you can get your money’s worth.

If you had a tint job for your vehicle, here are just some of the habits that can be detrimental for window tints.

Parking your car under the sun for too long

It is a known fact that too much exposure to the sun can bring so much damage to your skin. And this also applies to your window tints. Exposing your car under the sun for too long can cause great damage to your window tints. Usually, dry and cracked tints result from leaving your car under the sun for a long time. This is why when you park your vehicle, you have to make sure you are parking in a space with enough shade. But there are times where you have to park your auto in an open space. In these instances, the best thing that you can do is to purchase a windshield visor. This can also help in protecting the interiors of your car.

Cleaning your windows with non-tint-safe cleaners

You might be thinking that cleaning your car regularly is the right thing to do, and indeed it is. However, you have to be careful in choosing the cleaning materials you will use to clean your car and your tinted windows. Never use abrasive scrubbing materials such as paper towels, newspapers, or scouring pads, as these might leave scratches on the tint. Instead, you can use a microfiber cloth to clean your tinted windows.

In addition, you should also steer clear away from ammonia-based cleaning products. Ammonia causes air bubbles and discoloration. Products with this chemical can also make your window tints brittle. Alternatively, you can use liquid soap and warm water to give your windows a new shine and clean look.

Leaving your tint’s deformities

Over time, your window tints will eventually show deformities. And that is completely normal. However, you have to make sure that you will tend to them right away when this happens. It does not matter if they are not that noticeable, you have to fix them immediately. Small deformities such as air bubbles or slightly peeling can cause greater damage to your tints. You do not necessarily have to bring them to a window tint company. Some tint distortion can be fixed with a quick DIY solution. But you must remember to do your research first to ensure that you apply a remedy to your tinted window rather than more harm.

And lastly, letting an unreliable window tint company do the tint job for you can bring more damage to your windows. This is why you have to ensure that you will only let a trustworthy window tint company do the job for you— a company like KEPLER Window Films and Coatings.

KEPLER is a window tinting company known for its team of experts and professionals dedicated to providing you premium quality services and products. Improve the look and comfort of your vehicles with KEPLER.

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